Luke 19:11-27

11As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because athey supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12He said therefore, bA nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. 13Calling cten of his servants,
Greek bondservants; also verse 15
he gave them ten minas,
A  mina was about three months’ wages for a laborer
and said to them, ‘Engage in business funtil I come.’
14But ghis citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ 15When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. 16The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’ 17And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant!
Greek bondservant; also verse 22
Because you have been ifaithful in a very little, jyou shall have authority over ten cities.’
18And the second came, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made five minas.’ 19And he said to him, ‘And you are to be over five cities.’ 20Then another came, saying, ‘Lord, here is your mina, which I kept laid away in ka handkerchief; 21for I was afraid of you, because you are la severe man. You take mwhat you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’ 22He said to him, n‘I will condemn you with your own words, oyou wicked servant! You knew that I was pa severe man, taking what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow? 23Why then did you not put my money in the bank, and at my coming I might have collected it with interest?’ 24And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’ 26‘I tell you that qto everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27But ras for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and sslaughter them before me.’”

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